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CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the state funeral in his hometown. again, his body will be buried at his ancestral home but certainly a lot
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 3:10am PST
saw some people were the white house. they said, we aren't sure if president obama will be speaking on sunday night but certainly by monday, yesterday, we knew he was part of the program and they had a speech ready just in case. it is interesting to point out since bill said, president obama was cheered when he arrived and president zuma, president of the country, was booed. that's a very interesting dynamic. >> this is a famous gospel song. >> let me hear you. ♪ >> it doesn't matter what happens, my life is in your hands. >> that's a very, very famous song. ♪ lord, i can make it >> he will sing and encourage the crowd with the words. that's exactly what is happening. ♪ my life is in your hands >> can i get a witness up in here? ♪ no matter what, my life is in your hands ♪ >> say the words again, my life is in your hands. ♪ my life is in your hands >> johannesburg, my life is in your hands. >> he is a very famous gospel singer here in the united states. ♪ my life is in your hands >> my life is in your hands no matter what happens, my life is in your hands. every time i
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at re
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
white house's self- imposed deadline has passed for the healthcare website to start working. reporter susan mcginnis has a check-up on the site that's become a political sore spot for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they won't like what they see. >>
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
house declares victory fixing the obama care website. >> what caused the crash that killed the actor paul walker. >>> and what amazon.com learns about drone delivery. >> first we look at your world in 90 seconds. >> people were screaming. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> federal investigators look into the deadly derailment in new york city. >> at least four people were killed after the commuter train jumped the tracks as it rounded the curve yesterday morning. >> we're eager to hear the results of the investigation whatever it is. >> the white house says the newly launched website has made progress from the disastrous begins. >> they've taken the step to come back. >> amazon.com or ebay. >> the government rejected political trade deals with the european union. >> freezing rain in massachusetts causes a huge pile up. more than 70 cars and three tractor trailers crashed on the interstate. >> i knew i was going to hit somebody or something. >> the passenger on board may have tuberculosis. >> online sales could reach $2 billion. >> you look lovely. are you married? >> no. >> well i am.
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to healthcare.gov. the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experience of those users who visited the site over what they experienced back in october. >> reporter: visits to the site are expected to
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, including president obama's remarks. today the white house warned the senate not to vote for new economic sanctions on iran fearing more sanctions could unravel the nuclear deal the administration worked out last month. iran agreed to freeze its uranium enrichment for six months in return for an easing of sanctions but there are opponents to that idea in the senate and elsewhere. elizabeth palmer is in tehran for us. liz? >> reporter: iran's new reformist government defied hard-liners at home and pushed hard for this geneva agreement against a lot of domestic resistance and now they're afraid that the u.s. senate is going to introduce these new sanctions. majid ravanchi was one of the negotiators and he told that iran was counting on the u.s. and iran to adhere to the geneva agreement to try and repair what has been more than three decades of really toxic relations. >> we do not trust what the american government does and it is natural the same feeling is there in america. what is important for the time being is we are entering into a new phase. >> reporter: in fact, iran says it
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
has decided to put the same restrictions on ecigarettes as regular cigarettes. >>> the obama administration says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country unin
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
the defensive and more campaign-style events are needed to resell obama care. the next big test comes in two weeks when a crush of consumers is expected to try to enroll for insurance by january 1st. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. >>> and now to the first gun control legislation since last year's gus massacre at a connecticut elementary school. the house passed a bill extending legislation that prohibits firearms that can evade metal detecters and x-ray machines, plastic guns. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on the undetectable firearms act. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. now, the current law expires on monday and it bans plastic firearms. this law has been around since 1988 and it's always been extended very easily, but this time some lawmakers are looking for some changes to deal with new technology like 3-d printers, which makes manufacturing these plastic guns very easy. >> those in favor say aye. >> aye. >> those opposed, no. >> no. >> reporter: with only a voice vote, the house passed the resolution undetectable firearms act for more
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
>> dickerson: welcome back to "face the nation" for some analysis we're joined by former obama chief of staff now cbs news contributor bill daly and i'll start with you. this news from the website it's doing better. is the white house and administration back on the good road here? >> i think it's obviously i'm sure there's a lot of relief at the white house. they know that they got a very deep hole to come out of. obviously if the success that they are predicting is going to begin by virtue of the website being up and running then grows off of that they have taken enormous step to come back. >> dickerson: this is a game of sports analogy here would be singles and doubles. there are no triples or home runs to begin to change this equation. i think this is a very solid double. but it's a long game and a lot to be made by them. >> dickerson: bill crystal i'll talk to you about the politics of this. on the one hand republicans have benefited enormously. on the other hand scott walker makes the point that you can't beat something with nothing. and so do republicans have to kind of s
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
a check of bay area bridges it's all coming up. >> the white house says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is ready for users. today president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act. he will also highlight the improvements made to the troubled website. the revamped website now has a new queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at the same time. >>> and folks are waking up from their first night here at the cold shelter in sunnyvale opening up just in time for freezing temperatures in the bay area. might save lives in the process. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. so important, and i don't think you know it. you can buy a house. you do not want to be... [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get 8 pieces any recipe, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits, and 12 cookies baked in-restaurant, that's a lot for just $19.99! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. he loves me. he loves me not. he loves me. he loves me not. ♪ he loves me! that
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
white house says it has fixed most of the problems with healthcare do the got. the obama administration officials say the website can now handle up to 50,000 users at a time at healthcare.gov. it launched in october and continually crashed as people logged on to buy mandated health insurance. >>> the national retail federation says 141 million people shopped over the holiday season but total spending is down 3% from last year. today is cyber monday. the busiest online sales day of the year for retailers. our kiet do is in san jose this morning checking the deals. >> reporter: emails have been rolling in since midnight some talking about fantastic deals of up to 70% off. some experts say many will spend up to 4 hours shopping at work online. i bet a big part of that will happen today. on this cyber monday, sure, there are good deals but how do you know they are great deals? online databases like savings.com and pricegrabber.com claim to do all the heavy lifting by pulling coupons and deals from multiple online retailers. >> take advantage of deal sites as well as online da
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
mandela. >> reporter: at a chanukah event at the white house, president barack obama took another moment to acknowledge what the world lost. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and the hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: he wasn't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >> he was an inspiration. >> an extraordinary man a gentle giant. he is the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirit. >> he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental change in the country. >> reporter: cnn's twitter tracker showed news of his death spread throughout the world at nearly 100,000 tweets a minute. actor samuel l. jackson wrote, never met a better person in my life than nelson mandela. my sympathy to his family and country. others remember the man who meant so much to so many by laying flowers in his honor at the south african embassy in washington where the flag was lowe
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
of the house. before that he worked as a teenager. he writes a note to himself witnessing the things that changed forever. that's ahead. >>> "the wall street journal" finds there are other problems under obama care. policies have higher deductibles. the average deductible for the lowest level of insurance on health care.gov is more than $5,000. >> u-t says bob filner will be facing sense snensing today. >>> "usa today" looks at a passenger who fell asleep on his flight. he found himself locked on a cold empty plane on friday and the crew of united express express jet did not notice him during layover in houston. he called his girlfriend who called united who called him out. >> when he called his girlfriend she did not miss it. >> how do you miss a sleeping guy in a chair. >> meant to be there. i fell asleep. >> i'm left on a plane. >> that would induce panic. >> i wonder if anyone's going to lose their job. i don't know. >> no, i don't think so. >> or a girlfriend. >> better yet. that's right. >>> okay. speaking of one of our favorite royals, prince harry, your favorite charlie. >> h
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
, renewed push for higher minimum wage. currently $7.25 an hour. the white house backs the democratic proposal to raise to $10.10 an hour. these are things the white house will press in coming weeks. >> major, let's turn to obama care healthcare.gov website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: the white house has said that president obama will travel to south africa next week, to take part in mandala's memorial services. and it's a sign of mandala's importance as a world leader that mr. obama will be joined by former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the story of nelson mandela jailed for such a long time. but what was the percep
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
another reading next month before it will take effect. >>> president obama is pitching young people to sign up for healthcare coverage. he was doing that today during the white house youth summit. he asked the attendees to enroll and get their friends to sign up, too. he says coverage will cosmos young adults less than $100 per month. people have less than three weeks to sign up for coverage that would begin on january 1. >>> the deadline also approaching to sign up for health coverage through "covered california." julie watts live in our consumerwatch call center with the experts who are standing by to answer your questions on the phone tonight. julie. >> reporter: that's right. they have been answering calls since about 11 a.m. and if you have any questions regarding health insurance on the new state exchange, give us a call right now. 888-5-helps-u. you can also head to the website, kpix.com. or ask us on facebook. now, i am here with maybe the expert on healthcare, and that is peter lee, the head of the "covered california" healthcare exchange. thanks so much for being here toda
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
obama administration says the new improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows only 20% of americans under 30 plan to en
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called umvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s, devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartheid. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by white south african police in the infamous sharpeville massacre. mandela came to believe that the mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> there are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks. on an unarmed and defenseless people. >> pelley: he was arrested in 1962 and
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it is always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under age 30 plan to enroll in a health care plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they're unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather do the fine
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech scheduled for 11:30 a.m. pacific, president obama will try to dig out from about the risks of repealing it. democrats running for re-election for 2014 are already panicking. this is the president's first concerted effort to calm them down. the white house is changing its tone highlighting the achievements of obama care and the progress that has been made since the botched launch of the healthcare.gov website just two the. >> the queueing system is a featured design to improve the user experience. enrolled. how many were shuttled into that comeback later queue. in a miami health clin irk, june miles may tried for a hird time to purchase insurance through the website. she hasn't had insurance due to diabetes and other pre-existing conditions. the website kept telling her to wait. >> i'm hoping everything goes well, you know, for me because i really do need health coverage. >
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